The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 510 494
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 88 140 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.21% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 103 106
Median daily rate £450 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -12.90% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +18.75%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8774 11526 10763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.56% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5337 7170 6138
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 412 554
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 81 £450 +18.42% 27
London +18 43 £450 +25.43% 7
South East +17 24 £450 +9.09% 3
Kent +18 10 £338 -12.90%
City of London -5 8 £451 +20.33%
Dover - 8 - -
Berkshire +14 6 £575 +60.27%
East Midlands -7 6 £294 +17.50% 1
Scotland +35 5 £250 -30.55% 4
Surrey +8 5 £450 -18.18% 1
North West +25 4 £325 +19.81% 6
Windsor - 4 £575 -
Manchester +16 3 £400 +47.46% 2
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Northampton - 3 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
West Midlands +21 2 £225 -47.05% 3
Hampshire +11 2 £273 -31.87%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Leatherhead - 2 £488 -
Lincoln - 2 - -
Grangemouth - 2 £250 -
Birmingham +13 1 - -
South Wales +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 £550 +37.50% 1
Southampton +5 1 £270 -30.76%
Wales +5 1 - -
Chessington +1 1 £450 -
East of England -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 167 (100.00%) VMware
2 113 (67.66%) Windows
3 101 (60.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (48.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
6 74 (44.31%) Microsoft
6 74 (44.31%) Windows Server
7 61 (36.53%) vSphere
8 60 (35.93%) ITIL
9 57 (34.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (32.93%) MCSE
10 55 (32.93%) PowerShell
11 50 (29.94%) Cisco
12 45 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (24.55%) Linux
14 40 (23.95%) Data Centre
15 39 (23.35%) Citrix
15 39 (23.35%) SAN
16 37 (22.16%) Firewall
17 32 (19.16%) Hyper-V
18 29 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (16.77%) SCCM
19 28 (16.77%) CCNA
19 28 (16.77%) DNS
19 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
20 27 (16.17%) EMC
20 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
21 26 (15.57%) HP
22 25 (14.97%) Migration
22 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.59%) IIS
3 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) SAS
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.38%) Office 365
3 14 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.99%) PaaS
5 3 (1.80%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.35%) SAN
2 37 (22.16%) Firewall
3 28 (16.77%) DNS
4 20 (11.98%) LAN
4 20 (11.98%) WAN
5 17 (10.18%) NAS
6 16 (9.58%) DHCP
7 15 (8.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (5.39%) NetScaler
8 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.19%) VSAN
11 6 (3.59%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.59%) Skype
12 4 (2.40%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.40%) VPN
12 4 (2.40%) VXLAN
13 3 (1.80%) Network Security
14 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.20%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 24 (14.37%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Law
3 7 (4.19%) Back Office
4 6 (3.59%) Legal
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (25.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (14.37%) Architect
3 23 (13.77%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (10.78%) Analyst
5 17 (10.18%) Consultant
6 14 (8.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Administrator
8 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.39%) VMWare Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.19%) VMware Specialist
11 6 (3.59%) VMware Consultant
11 6 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Wintel Analyst
12 5 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (2.99%) Storage Engineer
12 5 (2.99%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 5 (2.99%) VMware Architect
12 5 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) RESTful
2 2 (1.20%) J2EE
2 2 (1.20%) Java EE
2 2 (1.20%) XML
2 2 (1.20%) XSLT
3 1 (0.60%) REST
3 1 (0.60%) SAML
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.38%) EMC VNX
3 13 (7.78%) Clustering
4 11 (6.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (4.19%) PKI
5 7 (4.19%) Replication
6 6 (3.59%) BYOD
6 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.59%) HP Storage
7 5 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.40%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.40%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.80%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (67.66%) Windows
2 74 (44.31%) Windows Server
3 57 (34.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (24.55%) Linux
5 29 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (8.38%) Windows 10
9 12 (7.19%) CentOS
10 10 (5.99%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.99%) Android
11 5 (2.99%) SUSE
12 4 (2.40%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.80%) Unix
14 2 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.20%) HPUX
14 2 (1.20%) Solaris
14 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (35.93%) ITIL
2 25 (14.97%) Migration
3 24 (14.37%) Service Management
4 21 (12.57%) Change Management
5 14 (8.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 13 (7.78%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.19%) DevOps
7 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.99%) TOGAF
9 9 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.79%) Converged Infrastructure
10 8 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.19%) ITSM
11 7 (4.19%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.59%) Network Management
13 5 (2.99%) Change Control
13 5 (2.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 55 (32.93%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.78%) Python
3 9 (5.39%) SQL
4 6 (3.59%) C#
5 5 (2.99%) Perl
6 4 (2.40%) Java
7 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) C
8 2 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (48.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (32.93%) MCSE
3 45 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (16.77%) CCNA
5 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
6 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
7 23 (13.77%) CCNP
8 19 (11.38%) VCP6
9 18 (10.78%) MCSA
10 14 (8.38%) VCAP
11 13 (7.78%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (6.59%) MCP
13 10 (5.99%) Degree
14 7 (4.19%) MCITP
15 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared
15 5 (2.99%) MCTS
15 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 5 (2.99%) RHCE
16 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (60.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
3 61 (36.53%) vSphere
4 32 (19.16%) Hyper-V
5 20 (11.98%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (10.78%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (8.98%) XenApp
8 12 (7.19%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.19%) DFS Replication
9 7 (4.19%) UAG
9 7 (4.19%) vCloud
10 6 (3.59%) ISA Server
11 5 (2.99%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (2.99%) Terminal Server
11 5 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.80%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.20%) Docker
14 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (16.77%) SCCM
2 25 (14.97%) vCenter Server
3 22 (13.17%) SCOM
4 15 (8.98%) NetBackup
5 13 (7.78%) vMotion
6 12 (7.19%) PowerCLI
6 12 (7.19%) vRealize
7 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (4.79%) Ansible
8 8 (4.79%) WMI
9 7 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (4.19%) Puppet
10 6 (3.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (2.40%) Nagios
12 3 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (1.80%) WSUS
13 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
13 2 (1.20%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 167 (100.00%) VMware
2 74 (44.31%) Microsoft
3 50 (29.94%) Cisco
4 39 (23.35%) Citrix
5 27 (16.17%) EMC
6 26 (15.57%) HP
7 21 (12.57%) Red Hat
8 14 (8.38%) NetApp
9 11 (6.59%) 3PAR
10 10 (5.99%) McAfee
11 9 (5.39%) Intel
12 8 (4.79%) AppSense
12 8 (4.79%) Symantec
13 7 (4.19%) Apple
13 7 (4.19%) Brocade
13 7 (4.19%) ServiceNow
13 7 (4.19%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.19%) Veeam
14 6 (3.59%) Lumension
14 6 (3.59%) Splunk
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